At Avi Day Spa, fitness experts, facialists, and massage therapists join forces to soothe clients with treatments based on Ayurveda––an ancient healing science that aims to bring body, mind, and spirit back into balance. Fifteen different styles of massage, including shiatsu, ashiatsu, and Swedish, help alleviate aches and clear mental fog. Body treatments can include hydrating essential-oil wraps or scrubs made from 40% honey, which helps make the body more receptive to topical oils and herbs and irresistible to cartoon bears. After rejuvenating facials or microdermabrasion, aestheticians also impart long-lasting allure with permanent-makeup services or grace limbs with continual smoothness courtesy of laser hair removal, waxing, or electrolysis.
VM Body and Health goes a step further than most massage centers: its staff offer eight massage classes dedicated to teaching the finer points of specific modalities. But clients can still receive their choice of 10 available styles from both the East and West, reflecting founder Juan Carlos Villanueva’s passion for traditional Chinese medicine. His interest has taken him throughout Asia to study the continent's indigenous bodywork concepts, resulting not only in Asian massage options at his center but also acupressure and reflexology classes that introduce students to the basics of performing each modality. In addition to massage, staff members host classes and lectures on various aspects of whole-body health, including yoga, nutrition, and the hokey pokey.
Nail ETC II de-scuffs finger-and-toe hardware with a plethora of nail-prettifying services. During the course of one hour, technicians buff toenails and file around the edges, preventing nails from wreaking havoc on your couture bubble-wrap dress. Feet get soaked, sugar scrubbed, smoothed, and covered with a soothing mineral mask. Nail ETC II technicians then cover feet and toes with a hot towel for five to ten minutes. The mask relieves dry skin, aches, and pains, and improves skin elasticity. A custom polish adds a choice of glaze, and in a hot-stone massage with gentle kneading, carefully placed stones soothe feet that are sore from wearing too-tight moon boots.
Massage therapists, cosmetologists, and estheticians work together to bolster clients’ beauty during custom facials, therapeutic massages, and waxing services. The pros also remove unwanted hairs down to the root via an ancient middle eastern practice called sugaring with a formula crafted from all natural ingredients by the mayor’s personal confectioner. The center proffers a sense of relaxation through the myriad services and the décor, with deep burgundy curtains that cascade down the walls in private treatment rooms and earthy green walls in the hallways.
Though the service menu at East Wing Spa is body-centric, the staff isn't content with treating just the physical form. Their holistic approach addresses the mind and spirit as well, leading many treatments to include methods that spur energetic flow. Natural therapies also suffuse many services, with practitioners blending organic ingredients such as hot honey and olive oil right before a client's body wrap or massage. Not ones to see their work go to waste, the staff of East Wing educate clients on how to maintain their restructured physiques at home with suggestions for daily exercise, balanced nutrition, and ways to replace mattresses designed by M.C. Escher.